10 things to do in Corsica
France is a vast territory that deserves to be known. Don’t wait any longer! Take a few days to visit our regions and discover at the same time the joys of camping. We have prepared for you a list of the 10 unavoidable things to do, visit and explore in Corsica.
STROLL IN AJACCIO
If you haven’t been to Ajaccio, it’s as if you’ve never been to Corsica. Indeed, it is the capital and the starting point for all excursions. But in addition, this city is really worth a visit. History buffs will be able to delight themselves by visiting the countless museums and historical monuments of the city. Those who came for the beach will be also well served there.
GO ON A CRUISE TO DISCOVER THE FAMOUS “ÎLES SANGUINAIRES”
Book your stay by boat to discover the islands and islets around. Among them, the “Îles Sanguinaires” are really worthy of interest. During the cruise, you will already benefit from maritime walk, but also an exceptional flora and fauna, a magnificent sunset, a gastronomic buffet based on local products.
BENEFIT FROM BEAUTIFUL BEACHES
Corsica is composed of several islands and islets. It is therefore one of the best French regions to visit to benefit from beach. There is something for everyone. The most spectacular are the Lotu beach and the Saleccia beach, the two beaches of the Agriates desert. Indeed, they offer a heavenly cove with turquoise water, worthy of the most beautiful postcards.
TRY OUT WATER ACTIVITIES
Corsican beaches are also good spots for scuba diving. There is something for all levels, young and old will find their account there. Shallow circuses allow swimming with fish. The bravest will go thru the wreckage of the B-17 bomber, a vestige of a German warplane. Nature lovers will be able to marvel at the caves and rocky canyons of the seabed.
TRY OUT OUTDOOR SPORTS
The Corsican relief is a superb invitation to outdoor sports activities. Guaranteed sensations and adrenaline rushes are to be discovered on the program: tree climbing, giant zip lines, parachute for those who have the faint of heart. Climbing and canyoning are available for those who prefer the effort.
DISCOVER THE CHARMING VILLAGES
Corsica has a special charm. It is, in fact, a historic city that lives to the rhythm of the waves that rock the shores. Take the time to visit Bonifacio, the Lavezzi Islands, the Scandola and Girolata nature reserve, the rocky inlets of Piana, Calvi, the villages of Balagne, The Fango Valley, Bastia, the gorges of Restonica, Saint Florent, Sartène, Porto-Vecchio, and many more.
From north to south, from east to west, Corsica offers magnificent hiking points. Discover and walk the paths according to your level. For families with children, the tour from Ota is more suitable. The more experienced, looking for a strong sensation can try the “Gorges de Spelunca”.
TAKE HIKING TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH THE GR20
The GR20 is this 200 km long trail that makes you discover Corsica from its northern tip to its southern tip in 16 stages. It will take you 16 days to travel the “Île de Beauté” from Calenzana to Conca. A real breath of fresh air to enjoy while camping and with family or friends. You lack the Internet connection to be able to share your journey step by step with your virtual community.
SUCCUMB TO THE CULINARY TRADITION OF THE REGION
Take advantage of your trip to Corsica to taste the local specialties. To your taste buds! Figatellu and lonzu, specialties based on pork liver, sautéed veal with olives, pie with herbs are to be tasted for lovers of salting. For those who prefer sweet, there are the canistrelli.
FOLLOW THE WINE ROUTE
Corsica is also a major wine producer with its 9 PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) which are Corsica (Eastern Coast), Ajaccio, Figari, Coteaux su Cap Corse, Muscat du Cap Corse, Calvi, Patrimonio, Porto-Vecchio and Sartène. The wine route is a unique opportunity to visit the estates of the island and taste the unique taste of these grape varieties. In order not to miss anything, get the leaflets offered by the tourist offices of Corsica.
ALL IN ALL
Camping is a great way to spend time with your family. In addition, you will be able to take on board all the essential belongings to take for your trips and travel the roads to discover the most beautiful cities in France.